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Cookham Dean CE Primary School

Where we all flourish

You make known to me the path of life.
Psalm 16 verse 11


Inclusion and SEND at Cookham Dean Primary School


At our school we aim to make everyone feel that they are a part of our school family - no matter what their needs. Everyone should feel supported to be able to achieve their very best, whatever that looks like. We value the importance of meeting the individual needs of all children.

We endeavour to do this by being open, honest and supportive as a school, working closely with families and professionals as well as ensuring that all our staff are trained to the highest level

The SEN Co-ordinator is Miss Carys Windle. If you have any concerns about your child with regards special education needs, please contact the classteacher or Miss Windle direct.

SEN Code of Practice

Cookham Dean Primary School follow the SEN Code of Practice which includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as though with special education needs (SEN).

SEND Policy and Information Report

The Local Offer


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) Local Offer brings together information about services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families, helping you to see what services are available and how to access them. 


The Local Offer provides information on services for 0-25 year olds across Education, Health, Social Care, Education, Health and Care Plans, Short Breaks, Transport, Leisure and Preparation for Adulthood (16-25 section).  You can also find information about advice and support available for families.  Please click the above link to access the website.


We support the Windsor and Maidenhead Inclusion Charter (see below)

SEND Information 

Inclusion Quality Mark


The Inclusion Quality Mark is a nationally recognised award which, if awarded, acknowledges the exceptional provision made for all students within a school. Following a rigorous two-day assessment from highly experienced experts, Cookham Dean Primary School were delighted to be awarded this highly prestigious accolade.   


'We would recommend that the Cookham Dean Primary School is awarded the RBWM Inclusion Mark for the following reasons:

· The school has embedded a culture of inclusion that permeates across the School. This ethos is evident in all aspects of school life including the School website. The website is compliant and provides a wealth of relevant and useful information for parents regarding the school’s SEND provision as well as links to key LA documentation including the Local Offer and Inclusion Charter.

· The Headteacher is passionate about creating an inclusive school and role models her expectations to all staff. The leadership of SEND is strong at all levels across the school and is enhanced by the experience and knowledge of the Headteacher, Deputy Head teacher/SENCo as well as the SEND Governor. Careful recruitment ensures that this ethos is maintained, and the HT makes her expectations very clear. This belief is evidenced by the fact that CDPS has accepted children who have been PEX from other RBWM schools as well as accepting pupils with a wide range of quite challenging and complex needs.

· Parents are very positive about the school and talk with enthusiasm about how welcoming the school has been and how hard the school has worked to ensure that the needs of their children are being met. Communication with parents is good: they feel listened to and involved in their child’s education provision. Key transition points are carefully considered – into the school and on to other educational establishments.

· The school has developed an engaging curriculum  and has a focus on individualised independent learning, and so supporting the learning of children with SEND. Additional support is available through a range of interventions and these are open to all students with no stigmatisation for pupils with SEND.

· Outcomes and progress for children with SEND is at least in-line with their peers with many of them achieving expected standard at the end of a Key Stage. Termly Pupil Progress Meetings have a SEND focus, ensuring early identification of a SEND need as well as the monitoring of progress to ensure that no “dips” in progress are missed. As well as academic progress, the holistic approach to personal development ensures that children make progress in a range of skills and understanding.

· The learning environment is imaginative and engaging for the children, particularly those with SEND. Classrooms are well organised to support learning with lots of visual aids to enhance understanding. The outside space includes an outdoor learning space, a garden area as well as a pond. There is a caravan onsite where interventions are delivered.

· Children we spoke to are proud to be a pupils at CDPS. They feel safe and well cared for - by adults but also, as importantly, by other pupils. They trust the school staff and feel able to ask for additional help when this is needed. Children at Cookham Dean are confident, kind, empathetic and responsible. They are able to talk about their learning as well as their resilience. ·

The effective deployment of TAs is a real strength of the School and reflects the embedded belief that children should be taught along-side their peers in their classrooms.'

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